Ocasio-Cortez Praises Oil Price Crash in Now-Deleted Tweet: ‘You Absolutely Love to See It’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was in rejoiced over news that the oil market prices turning negative for the first time in history amid the coronavirus pandemic, writing “You absolutely love to see it” in a tweet that she quickly deleted on Monday.

In response to news about oil prices falling to “negative values,” a tweet from Brandon Smith read, “Oil prices now at ‘negative values,’ meaning oil producers have to pay people to take it off their hands and store it because when demand plunges (like now), that is less expensive for them than building more storage and/or shutting wells down.”